11 Thoughts I Have While I'm Trying To Get Lunch In Lenoir

11 Thoughts That I Have Every Day While I'm Trying To Eat Lunch At The Top Of Lenoir

Emphasis on "trying."

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We all know Lenoir Dining Hall is the epitome of chaos between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Here are some daily thoughts I have while navigating the famished hordes in everyone's favorite dining establishment.

1. "Why is there a 4,000-person long line when the best thing they're serving today is pizza?"

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I mean, really? I can't say anything because I'm a member of this line, but why are we doing this? Why are we waiting so long just to smuggle out a few apples and a coffee cup full of probably-not-coffee?

2. "Great, the escalator isn't working again."

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Have to get that cardio in before lunch, I guess.

3. "What if you didn't take up this whole pathway walking .1mph?"

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I've literally quoted Dwight Schrute while walking through Lenoir — and I'm sure I'm not the only one. If you plan on meandering along like a turtle — Get. Out. Of. The. Way.

4. "Are you seriously taking up a whole 4-person table just to sit there on your laptop?"

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This might come as a shock to you, but some of us need to eat lunch before we go to class. There are like a million libraries here...why are you taking up a whole table just to study? Obviously this doesn't apply if you study while you eat, but if you're done with your food — leave.

5. "I could always beg a stranger to let me sit with them."

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I might make a new friend or I might sit in awkward silence for 30 minutes. At least I have somewhere to set my plate, right?

6. "You know, I can just stand by the pizza and eat with one hand."

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Once you've searched for a table for 20 minutes, it's time to give up. The inconveniencing spirits of Lenoir have won this day. Try again tomorrow.

7. "This was not worth the wait or the swipe. They better have good desserts today."

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On the bright side, you aren't at Chase Dining Hall, so at least the ice cream (or should I say, frozen yogurt) machine might be working.

8. "Should I take my lunch plates to the dish return before I get dessert so it doesn't look like I've eaten a 7-course meal?"

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Yes, I have four plates, three bowls, and the wrapper from an ice cream cone. Mind ya business.

9. "How many pieces of chocolate ganache cake could I eat consecutively before it killed me?"

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Bright side, you can't do homework if you're in a sugar coma.

10. "I wonder if a piece of cake would fit in a coffee cup?"

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Be careful, they're watching.

11. "Will they notice if I put 7 apples in my bag?"

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The answer is yes, yes they will.

Good luck, fellow Tar Heels. We're all in this dining hall struggle together.

P.S. The chocolate cake really is good.

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These are a couple of summer ideas I came up with that shouldn't cost more than $10 and be done in your hometown.

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I get super bored when I'm back home. There isn't any homework or projects to work on or constant activities. My parents tell me I'm an expensive kid and tend to spend a lot of money when I'm home going on city trips. These are a couple of ideas I came up with that shouldn't cost more than $10 and be done in your hometown.

1. Hiking

I'm not a very outdoorsy person, but if it is a beautiful day outside, get out of the house and into nature. I'm lucky to live near hiking trails and parks. Hell, there's one in my backyard. There are some hidden gems on those trails if you search hard enough.

2. Drive around and get a little lost

This doesn't have to be a multi-state excursion. Go on a drive by yourself or with your friends. Turn off the GPS for a little and see where you end up. Take the backroads and blast the music out of the speakers. It's a mini adventure, and hopefully, the only thing you may have to pay for is gas.

3. Carnivals

You can choose to spend money here, but local summer carnivals are usually free. Park a little further away to avoid parking fees. There's usually live music and special events for the public. If you want to splurge a little on carnival food or a crazy ride, go ahead.

4. Photoshoots

Photoshoots can be done anywhere. It can be done in your house, you don't even have to leave. Get creative and some pictures for Instagram. You don't need a fancy DSLR camera. The best camera you have is the one you always have with you- your phone.

5. Make a video

This can be one summer recap video or some silly trillers or tik-toks. Get some funny music and unleash your inner goofball or get some video editing skills.

6. Movie Night

Lock yourself in, build a pillow fort, grab some popcorn, and hit play on Netflix. Ask some friends to come over if you choose to. It's even better if it's a musical so you all can sing your hearts out without public judgment.

7. Workout

This is more fun than it seems. You don't even have to have a gym membership. At home workout, videos are a lot of fun. I highly recommend Blogalities. Most of the workouts don't require extra equipment. The videos are fun and move quickly, so it's a lot less painful. Do it with a friend for some extra motivation and a struggle buddy.

8. Board and Card Games

I loved board games when I was little. I still enjoy them but never play them as much. More recently, my family plays a lot of card games. All you need is a deck of cards to play so many different games in a big group. Just make sure everyone involved is a good sport.

10. Fire Pit

If you don't have a fire pit at home, some parks have some. You may want to check the rules though to avoid trespassing. Spend a little bit to make some smores and some wholesome summer memories.

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